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The Essential List: 20 of the Best Gluten Free Cookie Recipes

By: Amy Finn, Editor,

Gluten Free OreosWhether you make them as an afternoon treat or for dessert after dinner, cookies are awesome any time of the day. There are so many different kinds to make that it's hard to choose which batch to whip up. Cookies are easy and delicious, and not to mention the fact you can take one with you wherever you're going — what more could you ask for in a dessert?

However, sometimes it's hard to find some good gluten free cookie recipes. Without flour, it's a bit harder to get that chewy consistency that makes many cookies so perfect. That's why we've put together The Essential List: 20 of the Best Gluten Free Cookie Recipes for you to take advantage of. Rediscover old favorites you thought were lost to you forever or find new creations that you never thought of trying before. This collection of cookies will have you baking up a storm. Try them all and indulge in some cookie magic.


Want even more dessert recipes? Check out these 15 Homemade Brownie Recipes!

The Essential List: 20 of the Best Gluten Free Cookie Recipes

The Essential List:

20 of the Best Gluten Free Cookie Recipes


Table of Contents

Chocolate Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

Sandwich Cookies

Even More Awesome Cookies


Chocolate Cookies


Chewy Chocolate Chip CookiesChocolate Cookies with Salted Peanut Butter Frosting


Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies - (pictured above, left) By far the king of all cookies, this recipe is one of the best gluten free cookie recipes out there. This is a popular cookie, and you've probably been asked to make for your kids. No need to hesitate now; this recipe is guaranteed to please. 

Chocolate Fudge Crinkles - You only need a few ingredients to create these amazing, chewy, and chocolate-filled cookies. Your family is going to go crazy for adorable little cookies that are literally bursting with decadence.


Almond Joy No Bake Cookies - Crunchy, sweet, and above all, chocolaty, these no-bake desserts are guaranteed to put some joy into the days of those you share them with.


Chocolate Cookies with Salted Peanut Butter Frosting - (pictured above, right) For a unique take on a classic flavor combination, try this awesome cookie recipe. You'll love how the salt really brings out the sweetness in the chocolate.

NEW! Chocolate Mint Crinkle Cookies - Chocolate and mint make a delicious pair, and these easy cookies are no exception. The crunchy outside breaks open to reveal a soft inside--the perfect cookie combination!


Peanut Butter Cookies


Peanut Butter & Caramel CookiesFlourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies


Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies - You won't have to ruin your diet with these Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies. These gluten free cookies are much healthier than any other cookie around, so you can enjoy as many yummy cookies as you'd like!


Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies - (pictured above, right) Chocolate and peanut butter are a match made in heaven.  You are going to fall in love with these gluten free cookies.They are simply delicious! 


Peanut Butter & Caramel Cookies - (pictured above, left) Yummy, nutty peanut butter cookies are topped with chewy caramel. Drizzled with chocolate, these delightful desserts are a perfect mixture of sweet and salty and could quite possibly be the best cookie recipe with peanut butter. 


Nutella Peanut Butter Cookies - The surprise combination of Nutella and peanut butter is absolutely perfect in this recipe. These will be gone from your cookie jar about as fast as it takes to whip them up a batch!


NEW! No Butter Peanut Butter Blossoms - Delicious, easy, and healthy? This grain-free version of the classic peanut butter and chocolate cookie is just as delicious as the original. 


Know your kids will love these cookies? Then check out this free eCookbook of 7 Gluten Free Kid Friendly Recipes Everyone Will Love!



Sandwich Cookies


German Chocolate Sandwich CookiesRaspberry Dark Chocolate Macaroons


Gluten Free Oreos - This homemade version of America's favorite cookie is certain to please all of the gluten free foodies who had to say good-bye to these delightful little sandwiches.


Raspberry Dark Chocolate Macaroons - (pictured above, right) A creamy and decadent ganache center complements the delicate macaroon cookies. The hidden raspberry in the middle bursts with a surprise of tart juice, which really brings out the deep flavor of the dark chocolate.


German Chocolate Sandwich Cookies - (pictured above, left) These adorable German cookies could almost be decoration for your table — if you were able to hold yourself back from eating them. The cookies are held together by a creamy coconut and pecan filling that is delicious when paired with chocolate. 


Gluten Free Milano Cookies - Indulge your fancier side with this recipe for a healthier, homemade version of a brand name favorite.



Even More Awesome Cookies


Loaded Oatmeal CookiesSissy's Sugar Cookies


Sissy's Sugar Cookies - (pictured above, right) By far one of the most popular and best cookie recipes, the classic sugar cookie has been made gluten free with this recipe. Cut into whatever shape you desire, and decorate them if you'd like!


Old Fashioned Snickerdoodles - A bit of cinnamon and a pinch of sugar make these cookies unbelievably delicious. It'll be hard to stop yourself from eating the entire batch, but your friends and family will never forgive you if you don't share these cookies. 


Loaded Oatmeal Cookies - (pictured above, left) A gluten free take on the classic, popular favorite, these oatmeal cookies are wholesome and flavorful. Made with chocolate and natural sweeteners, you will love their unique flavor. 


Copycat Thin Mints - These copycat cookies are fan-favorites. You don't have to miss out on the classic Girl Scout cookie because now you can make your own. 


NEW! Funfetti Thumbprint Cookies - For a portable birthday treat, try these easy Funfetti Thumbprint Cookies. These adorable little morsels are also vegan!

NEW! Monster M&M Cookies - These giant M&M cookies are soft and chewy on the inside while being nice and crunchy on the outside. They are large enough to make ice cream sandwiches, too.


If you liked these cookie recipes, you'll love our new eCookbook with the 16 Best Gluten Free Cookie Recipes From Scratch!




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